Melissa A. Papesh

Melissa A. Papesh

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CASE STUDY INVESTIGATION | Of Heroes and Hearing

Case History

A male veteran (MV) in his early 50s recently presented to a Veterans Affairs (VA) audiology clinic stating that he had noticed a substantial decrease in his hearing ability following his military service. The MV served in the Navy and in the Army National Guard for a total of 32 years, which included many domestic and international service missions. While deployed to Iraq, he was exposed to a total of three bomb blasts, the most severe of which occurred approximately six years prior to presenting in the VA audiology clinic. 

Topic(s): Military Health, Hearing, otoscopy, tympanometry, Acoustic Reflexes, DPOAEs, Audiogram, WRS